Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

04 Jun 2009, 23:18 p.m.

Possibly Another Post-WisCon Reentry Letdown Post

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2009 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Sometimes I forget that various friends of mine will have different frames of reference than other friends have. "mpreg? Is that a file format, like mpeg?" "Maybe you explained open source before, I don't remember." "What's 'cisgender' mean?"

However, all my friends seem tolerant of my nearly involuntary filking. For example, any mention of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine character Gul Dukat makes me sing, to the tune of "Eye Of The Tiger":

Gul Dukat!
Gul Dukaaaat....
Gul Dukat
Heading to work!
Looks like it's time for oppression

And the tune currently stuck in my head, to the tune of They Might Be Giants' "Particle Man":

Tentacle porn
Tentacle porn
Tentacle porn meets mpreg porn
They have a fight
Tentacle wins
Tentacle porn


Dan P
05 Jun 2009, 17:20 p.m.

I so smug in my immunity to your first example that I was struck unawares and immediately earwormed by your second. Curses.

Side note: is it still filking if your substituted lyrics aren't SFnal?

06 Jun 2009, 13:36 p.m.

Dan: funny, Jere7my and I were just discussing that filk question a couple months ago. I tend to use the term regardless of sfnal content, but Jere7my has a stricter definition (and his definition may be more common, not sure).